Whittling for Beginners: Step-by-Step Projects to Carve from Wood (Paperback)

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Carve out some time for whittling

Whittling is both a creative and meditative experience, transporting woodworkers into a calm and artistic headspace. Shave some time off the learning curve with this essential guide, and discover all you need to know about whittling for beginners.
  • Build your foundation—Learn where to find the best materials and tools, including sourcing wood in the wild, choosing the right knives, and buying safety gloves.
  • Fundamental techniques—Discover the necessary cuts, finishing techniques, and safety practices to whittle almost anything.
  • Practice with 24 projects—Step-by-step instructions help you build your skills with each chapter, with projects ranging from functional items like tent stakes to giftable creations like gnomes and whales.

Get a handle on a new hobby with this whittling book for beginners.

About the Author

EMILIE RIGBY is a green wood carver, woodworking instructor, and pyrographer. She has a degree in Environmental Science, which has served as inspiration and foundational knowledge for her work.

Praise For…

“When it comes to whittling...we're all beginners. Whittling for Beginners is a must addition to your professional library if you work with children of all ages! The "Hands-on and Minds-on" projects are perfect for summer camps and outdoor education programs.” —Larry Chambers, M. Ed. Outdoor Education Program Director

Whittling for Beginners offers a thorough and inspirational invitation to the world of carving and whittling. Emilie's outstanding photos, descriptions, and step-by-step instructions are perfect for first timers, while seasoned veterans will also enjoy diving into these classic projects." —Ryan Johnson, Woodworking Instructor

“Emilie Rigby is a wood carving mastermind who has yet again, created a beautiful work of art by writing this book. With a wide variety of projects, patterns, and resources, this book is a must-have for any beginner or carver wishing to deepen their skills in whittling.” —Tim Swanson, Wilderness Survival and Bushcraft Expert, Founder of Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival

Product Details
ISBN: 9781638784333
ISBN-10: 1638784337
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: December 13th, 2022
Pages: 166
Language: English